Monday, June 27, 2022


Signed copies of THE SHELTERLINGS are now available through Books of Wonder!!! Love that bookstore so much! Everyone who works there is so extraordinarily nice. I had such a wonderful time visiting with them and signing books!

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Books of Wonder Virtual Panel on 6/26

Very excited to be part of this Books of Wonder virtual panel on Sunday (6/26) at 3pm ET with Kirsty Applebaum, Jasbinder Bilan, Rebecca Caprara, and Louie Stowell! Hope you can join us!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

THE SHELTERLINGS comes out today!!!

Today is the book birthday for my new book for kids, THE SHELTERLINGS!!!

It's a fantasy adventure from HarperCollins / Clarion Books about Holly the squirrel and her friends at the Shelter for Rejected Familiars -- a group of misfit animals who take on an impossible task. At its heart, it's about defying labels and defining yourself.

I am so excited that this book is out in the world! I absolutely loved writing it. It has one of my favorite things in it: talking animals! So. Very. Many. Talking. Animals.

Today also happens to be exactly fifteen years to the day since the release of my debut novel on June 21, 2007. So I want to say thank you to everyone who has been with me from the beginning and thank you to everyone who joined me along the way, from that first book to this one, my 24th! I love you all and would feed you all cake if I could!

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Blurb for THE SHELTERLINGS from Gwen

My cat, Gwen, who loves squirrels so much that she routinely hurls herself at the window when one walks by, presumably in hopes of snuggling them, is so excited for the June 21 release of my new book for kids, THE SHELTERLINGS, that she offered this lovely blurb: "Reeeoooowwww!"


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Author Copies of THE SHELTERLINGS!

Look at these lovelies!!! I received my author copies for my new book for kids, THE SHELTERLINGS (coming June 21), and I am in love!

Thank you to everyone at Clarion Books, my phenomenal editor Anne Hoppe, and the amazing cover artist Brandon Dorman, for bringing Holly, Gus, and their friends to life so beautifully! I can't wait for this book to be out in the world!


Tuesday, June 07, 2022


OMG!!! The TV movie based on my YA book, DRINK SLAY LOVE, was a question on Jeopardy last night! Bucket list!!!!!


Monday, June 06, 2022


Come meet Holly the squirrel and her friends from the Shelter for Rejected Familiars! I've posted the first chapter of my new book for kids, THE SHELTERLINGS (coming June 21 from HarperCollins / Clarion Books), on my website:


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